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World Congress: Five Big Takeaways by Dan Salerno

Dan Salerno shared his big Takeaways from the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers (WCSFP) which just wrapped in Seattle. Dan co-produced the famous What’s the Buzz session (covered in our post here). Here are his Takeaways: TOUGH YEAR 2023 was tough everywhere. On panels and in meetings, stories of budget and commissioning cuts were …

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Documentary Landscape: Year-End Snapshot. A Pact Webinar with Dan Salerno

I spend many hours in conversation with veteran programming executive Dan Salerno interrogating the industry data and charts that land on our desks. We always ask ourselves: What does the data reveal for factual producers? Today’s webinar recaptures the spirit of those conversations by exploring the trends revealed by six slides. This is episode #9 …

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What’s the Buzz? Ten Categories. 43 Programs. Stand Outs at World Congress 2023

What’s the Buzz? launched World Congress in Seattle last week. The session’s curators were veteran programming exec and senior consultant Dan Salerno; Tom Brisley, Managing Director, Arrow Media; and Nathan Spencer, Development Producer, Arrow Media. Dan, Tom and Nathan sifted through hundreds of deserving shows to capture forty-three factual programs that stood out for their subject, editorial …

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Docsville: 3 Months Free!! The streaming home for indie docs. Subscribe Now and Save!

Docsville is the true streaming destination for documentary viewers worldwide. They are now inviting YOU to join this innovative streaming community for independent, thought-provoking and inspiring documentary films! For a limited time, Documentary Business readers can now enjoy a free 3-month subscription to Docsville where you can access all of their compelling documentary content from …

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Gold Award for STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL from Terra Mater Studios & NOVA

STAR CHASERS OF SENEGAL has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science‘s prestigious Gold Award in the Video In-Depth category. A NOVA documentary from Terra Mater Studios for PBS, the AAAS award-winner traces the heritage and future of African astronomy through the eyes of a visionary Senegalese astronomer trying to spur the establishment …

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How to Navigate SVOD, AVOD & FAST Options & Rights for Your Documentary. MIPCOM Webinar with Wendy Bernfeld

Wendy Bernfeld is expert in the key issues and opportunities related to SVOD, AVOD and FAST. I moderated her standing-room only presentation at MIPCOM, which we set about covering in this webinar. Wendy has more than 25 years experience in content licensing, rights strategy and management, and she is Canadian based in Amsterdam. Watch the …

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The Music Documentary Challenge: Keeping the Peace Between Producers, Estate Stakeholders & Commissioners: A MIPCOM Webinar with Peter Worsley

Peter Worsley is a veteran documentary and concert film producer and distributor. He gave a standing-room only presentation at last month’s MIPCOM on the subject of Music documentary production in the age of Taylor Swift. The focus was balancing the integrity of the production with the interests of the Label, Music, Publisher, Artist Management and …

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Netflix Dominates the Streamers: The Comparative Audience Makes a Big Statement

Netflix dominates its streaming competition. Spell that D-O-M-I-N-A-T-E-S! My survey of the audience for US streamers in 3Q’23 focused on the Top 2 Documentary and Reality programs for eight platforms. The chart tells the story: Legend The blue bar represents the US audience in thousands for the highest-rated unscripted program for each streamer in August …

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